Mud­dies in semi-fi­nals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Mud­crabs cricket club has a crack at get­ting both B and C grades into the grand fi­nal this week­end.

The fi­nal day of the B-Grade game against Mul­grave was washed out on the week­end, leav­ing Mul­grave in sec­ond spot on the lad­der with the Mud­dies in third. The Mud­dies need to win the match to progress to the grand fi­nal the fol­low­ing week.

An­other washout would leave Mul­grave, with a bet­ter po­si­tion on the lad­der, to pro­ceed by de­fault.

The C-Grade team will also pad up on the week­end for the right to meet Rovers in the grand fi­nal.

C-Grade cap­tain Steve Doble said his side was rel­ish­ing the chance to play a whole week­end’s cricket.

“Through the sea­son, I think we only man­aged one two-day game,” he said. “All the oth­ers had at least one day washed out.”

He rated the Mud­dies a good chance against Ather­ton, who fin­ished sec­ond on the lad­der.

“The one game we played against them this year, we lost by one run, and they had an ex A-grade bats­man,” he said.

“I think we’ve got a bet­ter all-round at­tack this time. Play­ing a two-day game gives us a chance to knuckle down and score some runs.”

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